Hey, Ladies! What to Wear in the Middle East

by Zora O'Neill on April 23, 2012

Last week, my esteemed colleague Celeste Brash published her Top 5 clothing picks for women traveling to hot, conservative countries. It’s a great list, but in the heart of the Middle East, you’re dealing with dry heat and more-conservative modesty norms. So I thought I’d share what I usually pack for a Middle East trip. […]


Syria: Thinking of You

by Zora O'Neill on August 16, 2011

Oh, Syria, I hope you’re OK. Specifically, Syrians, I hope you’re OK. Every one of you I’ve met has been charming and kind and gracious…and sometimes a bit of a ham. Much love to a beautiful country, and beautiful people.


Thailand, Let Me Count the Ways, part 2

by Zora O'Neill on April 25, 2011

So, all this, and I would love to say the Thais are my people, that I have found my true heart-home on the globe. And yet. And yet… I can’t. There is a connection that isn’t happening, some part of me that doesn’t throw off sparks when I come into contact with Thailand. I have […]


5 Essential Travel Strategies

by Zora O'Neill on March 14, 2011

Recently, a friend suggested I write a book about how I travel. But I doubt I’m the only person who thinks this way, and it doesn’t really merit 200 pages of musing. And I’m happy to give away my so-called wisdom for free. These are the things I tend to do on the road. How […]